HATTIESBURG, Miss. & MOULTRIE, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS) (“The First Bancshares” or “the Company”), captivation aggregation for The First, A National Cyberbanking Association (“The First”), and Southwest Georgia Cyberbanking Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN: SGB) (“SGB”), ancestor aggregation of Southwest Georgia Bank, appear today the signing of an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which The First Bancshares has agreed to access SGB.
Beneath the agreement of the Agreement and Plan of Merger, SGB will be alloyed with and into The First Bancshares (the “Merger”). Aloft cleanup of the Merger, anniversary SGB actor will accept 1.00 allotment of The First Bancshares’s accepted banal in barter for anniversary allotment of SGB accepted stock. This equates to $34.50 per allotment or about $88 actor in the aggregate, based on 2,548,510 shares of SGB accepted banal outstanding and FBMS’s closing bulk of $34.50 per allotment as of December 17, 2019.
At September 30, 2019, SGB had about $548 actor in circumscribed assets, $395 actor in loans, $466 actor in deposits and $48 actor in circumscribed stockholders’ equity. SGB serves the areas of Moultrie, Valdosta, Albany and Tifton, Georgia through eight abounding account offices. The proposed transaction will alter The First’s drop abject and beforehand its action of architecture a arch bounded association coffer in the Southeast by artlessly extending its cast added into Southern Georgia. Added admonition apropos SGB may be begin on the website for Southwest Georgia Bank: https://www.sgb.bank/
The Merger Agreement has been accustomed by the Boards of Admiral of The First Bancshares and SGB. The closing of the transaction, which is accepted to action in the added division of 2020, is accountable to accepted conditions, including authoritative approvals and approval by the shareholders of SGB.
“This affiliation brings two commutual banks calm and will accommodate a abundant befalling for our employees, customers, and shareholders,” said DeWitt Drew, SGB President and CEO. “We are attractive advanced to abutting The First’s aberrant team. For over 90 years we accept served the Southwest Georgia markets and could not be added aflame to accomplice with The First to abide our legacy.”
Aloft accomplishment of the transaction, the accumulated company, including The First Bancshares’s accretion of First Florida Bancorp, Inc. which bankrupt on October 31, 2019, will accept about $4.5 billion in absolute assets, $3.6 billion in absolute deposits and $3.0 billion in absolute loans. The Aggregation will accept 86 locations in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
“We are captivated that SGB chose our aggregation as their cardinal partner. SGB is a well-run association coffer with a able cast and a affluent history as a trusted cyberbanking accomplice in South Georgia. Our companies allotment a set of bulk ethics with a focus on applicant account and actor return,” commented M. Ray “Hoppy” Cole, President & Chief Controlling Officer of The First Bancshares and The First.
“This affiliation is a assiduity of our cardinal plan of architecture a regionally adapted association coffer confined some of the best activating markets in the Southeast. SGB has abundant bazaar allotment and a accumulation of accurate association bankers in Moultrie, Valdosta, Albany and Tifton: markets that accept accomplished opportunities for advance and are a cultural fit aural our association coffer model”, he continued, “We are aflame to accompany armament with SGB. This aggregate will accommodate our aggregation with a bigger befalling to aggrandize our absolute relationships as able-bodied as allure new clients.”
An broker presentation summarizing the transaction, including key operating assumptions, is accessible on FBMS’s website at https://www.thefirstbank.com/ beneath broker relations.
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. served as cyberbanking adviser to The First Bancshares, and Alston & Bird LLP served as its acknowledged advisor. Banks Street Partners, a Achievement Assurance Company, served as cyberbanking adviser to SGB, and Troutman Sanders LLP served as its acknowledged advisor.
About The First Bancshares, Inc.
The First Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is the ancestor aggregation of The First, A National Cyberbanking Association. Founded in 1996, The First has operations in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The Company’s banal is traded on NASDAQ Global Bazaar beneath the attribute FBMS. Admonition is accessible on the Company’s website: www.thefirstbank.com.
About Southwest Georgia Cyberbanking Corporation
Southwest Georgia Cyberbanking Corporation is a state-chartered coffer captivation aggregation with about $548 actor in assets headquartered in Moultrie, Georgia. Its primary subsidiary, Southwest Georgia Bank, offers absolute cyberbanking casework to consumer, business, and government customers. The accepted cyberbanking accessories accommodate the basic appointment amid in Colquitt County and annex offices amid in Baker County, Worth County, Lowndes County and Tift County. In accession to accepted cyberbanking services, SGB provides advance planning and management, assurance management, and bartering and alone allowance products. Allowance articles and admonition are provided by Southwest Georgia Allowance Services, which is amid in Colquitt County. The Aggregation commonly posts account and added important admonition on its website at: www.sgb.bank
This account absolution contains “forward-looking statements” as authentic in the Private Balance Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In general, advanced statements usually use words such as “may,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “will,” “should,” “plan,” “estimate,” “predict,” “continue” and “potential” or the abrogating of these agreement or added commensurable terminology, including statements accompanying to the accepted timing of the closing of the Merger, the accepted allotment and added allowances of the Merger, to shareholders, accepted advance in operating adeptness consistent from the Merger, estimated bulk reductions consistent from the affairs and the timing of accomplishment of such reductions, the appulse on and timing of the accretion of the appulse on absolute book value, and the aftereffect of the Merger on the Company’s basic ratios. Advanced statements represent management’s beliefs, based aloft admonition accessible at the time the statements are made, with attention to the affairs addressed; they are not guarantees of approaching performance. Advanced statements are accountable to abundant assumptions, risks and uncertainties that change over time and could account absolute after-effects or cyberbanking action to alter materially from those bidding in or adumbrated by such statements.
Factors that could account or accord to such differences include, but are not bound to (1) the accident that the bulk accumulation and any acquirement synergies from the Merger may not be accomplished or booty best than advancing to be realized, (2) disruption from the Merger with customers, suppliers, agent or added business ally relationships, (3) the accident of any event, change or added affairs that could accord acceleration to the abortion of the Merger Agreement, (4) the accident of acknowledged affiliation of SGB’s business into the Company, (5) the abortion to access the all-important approval by the shareholders of SGB, (6) the bulk of the costs, fees, costs and accuse accompanying to the Merger, (7) the adeptness by the Aggregation to access appropriate authoritative approvals of the Merger, (8) reputational accident and the acknowledgment of anniversary of the companies’ customers, suppliers, advisers or added business ally to the Merger, (9) the abortion of the closing altitude in the Merger Agreement to be satisfied, or any abrupt adjournment in closing of the Merger, (10) the accident that the affiliation of SGB’s operations into the operations of the Aggregation will be materially delayed or will be added cher or difficult than expected, (11) the achievability that the Merger may be added big-ticket to complete than anticipated, including as a aftereffect of abrupt factors or events, (12) the concoction acquired by the Company’s arising of added shares of its accepted banal in the Merger transaction, and (13) accepted competitive, economic, political and bazaar conditions. Added factors which could affect the advanced attractive statements can be begin in the cautionary accent included beneath the headings “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Cyberbanking Action and After-effects of Operations” and “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year concluded December 31, 2018, beneath the branch “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Cyberbanking Action and After-effects of Operations” and “Risk Factors” in SGB’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year concluded December 31, 2018, and added abstracts after filed by the Aggregation and SGB with the SEC. Consequently, no advanced account can be guaranteed. Neither the Aggregation nor SGB undertakes any obligation to amend or alter any advanced statements, whether as a aftereffect of new information, approaching contest or otherwise. For any advanced statements fabricated in this account release, the exhibits hereto or any accompanying documents, the Aggregation and SGB affirmation aegis of the safe anchorage for advanced statements independent in the Private Balance Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Added Admonition about the Merger and Where to Find It
This certificate does not aggregate an action to advertise or the address of an action to buy any securities, or a address of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any auction of balance in any administration in which such offer, address or auction would be actionable above-mentioned to allotment or accomplishment beneath the balance laws of any such jurisdiction. In affiliation with the proposed Merger, the Aggregation will book with the SEC a allotment account on Form S-4 that will accommodate a proxy account of SGB and a announcement of the Company, as able-bodied as added accordant abstracts apropos the proposed transaction. WE URGE INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-4, THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS INCLUDED WITHIN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-4 AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGER BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY, SGB AND THE PROPOSED MERGER. The proxy statement/prospectus will be beatific to the shareholders of SGB gluttonous the appropriate actor approval. Investors and aegis holders will be able to access chargeless copies of the allotment account on Form S-4 and the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus, back filed, as able-bodied as added abstracts filed with the SEC by the Aggregation and SGB through the web armpit maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Abstracts filed with the SEC by the Aggregation will additionally be accessible chargeless of allegation by administering a accounting appeal to The First Bancshares, Inc., 6480 U.S. Highway 98 West, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402 Attn: Corporate Secretary, Chandra Kidd. The Company’s blast cardinal is (601) 268-8998. Abstracts filed with the SEC by SGB will additionally be accessible chargeless of allegation by administering a accounting appeal to Southwest Georgia Cyberbanking Corporation, 25 Added Avenue, S. W., Moultrie, Georgia 31768, Attn: EVP and Chief Administrative Officer, Donna Lott. SGB’s blast cardinal is (229) 985-1120.
Participants in the Transaction
The Company, SGB and assertive of their corresponding admiral and controlling admiral may be accounted to be participants in the address of proxies from the shareholders of SGB in affiliation with the proposed transaction. Assertive admonition apropos the interests of these participants and a description of their absolute and aberrant interests, by aegis backing or otherwise, will be included in the proxy statement/prospectus apropos the proposed transaction back it becomes available. Added admonition about the Aggregation and its admiral and admiral may be begin in the absolute proxy account of the Aggregation apropos to its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the SEC on April 3, 2019. Added admonition about SGB and its admiral and admiral may be begin in the absolute proxy account of SGB apropos to its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the SEC on April 18, 2019. The absolute proxy account can be acquired chargeless of allegation from the sources declared above.
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